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Overweight and obesity are defined by the WHO as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to an individuals health.

Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer and while it was once an issue only in high income countries, overweight and obesity has now dramatically risen in low- and middle-income countries.Such countries are now facing a "double burden" of disease, for while they continue to deal with the problems of infectious disease and under-nutrition, they are also experiencing a rapid upsurge in chronic disease risk factors such as obesity and overweight, particularly in urban settings.
NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

NIH announces new round of funding for Research Centers in Minority Institutions

Researchers discover how fatty liver disease develops in lean people

Researchers discover how fatty liver disease develops in lean people

50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds

50% of Irish people seek online health advice, research finds

Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication

Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

Animal-assisted interventions help reduce patient stress in aeromedical staging facilities

UQ researchers discover how our genes, environment influence BMI and height

UQ researchers discover how our genes, environment influence BMI and height

Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities

Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities

Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity

Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity

Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth

Enzyme induced by stress associated with liver cancer growth

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Single course of antibiotics may boost colon cancer risk

Meaningful PTSD symptom improvement linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Meaningful PTSD symptom improvement linked to lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Scientists discover how brown fat may help protect against obesity and diabetes

Scientists discover how brown fat may help protect against obesity and diabetes

British ready meals deemed healthier than those sold in India and China

British ready meals deemed healthier than those sold in India and China

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Cancer survivors could be at greater risk of cardiovascular diseases

Changes to mitochondria drive inflammation in type 2 diabetes, not glucose

Changes to mitochondria drive inflammation in type 2 diabetes, not glucose

Physical activity in adolescence associated with 39% reduction in risk of colorectal adenoma

Physical activity in adolescence associated with 39% reduction in risk of colorectal adenoma

Research shows link between long working hours and low life expectancy

Research shows link between long working hours and low life expectancy

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

Implantable brain chip could solve obesity epidemic

Fruit fly model for studying diseases like gout, kidney stones reveals new drug targets

Fruit fly model for studying diseases like gout, kidney stones reveals new drug targets

Machine learning reveals links between genetic factors and behavior

Machine learning reveals links between genetic factors and behavior